On Wednesday, November 15th, 2023, County Attorney Volkmer updated the Board of Supervisors about the success of the Diversion Program and the national recognition that it recently received in improving behavioral health outcomes.
The Pinal County Attorney’s Office Diversion Program allows eligible defendants to earn a dismissal of the charge if they successfully complete a set of criteria tailored to their individual case and circumstances.
County Attorney Volkmer informed the Board of Supervisors that in August, the program was chosen as one of the 10 inaugural programs that will serve as model examples for the national Criminal Justice-Mental Health Learning Site Program.
Essentially, PCAO will be looked to for sharing expertise and knowledge with other criminal justice and mental health agencies and organizations about how to run a diversion program.
“That is an amazing accomplishment,” Volkmer said.
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